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on the roads. the blizzard is moving east this morning, bearing down on west texas, oklahoma city, and much of kansas. by the time it's over, there may be 15 inches of snow on the ground. time for the rest of the weather from across the nation. gusty winds from new orleans to tennessee. heavy rain and thunderstorms from east texas, little rock, and atlanta. snow from the cascades to the colorado rockies. rain around seattle and portland. >> 42 in boise. 36 in salt lake city. mostly 30s in the nation's midsection. 40s in the northeast. >>> when we come back, the aftermath of a wild weekend for nascar. >>> plus business news, have gas prices finally topped out? new indications that relief is on the way. >>> and we'll go back to l.a., for much more on the oscars, the morning after. including the most talked about dress on the red carpet. stay with us. >>> welcome back. gas prices are getting closer to $4 a gallon. but they might not get there. gasoline this morning averages $3.78 a gallon, 47 cents more than a month ago. there's hope. the wholesale price is coming down as refineries finish ann
buildings. >> pittsburg will add their name to a growing list of cities planning to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. the city council is expected to finalize an ordinance to do that. pittsburg's ban takes effect in 30 days. the "contra costa times" report city officials are concerns about secondary affects is as criminal activity. >> the hayward city council will consider an emergency ordinance aimed at shutting down so-called sweepstakes cafes, city leaders say they provide computer terminals offering sweepstake scams a form of illegal gambling , three opening in the last year. the emergency ordinance is temporary to give the city time to come up with a law banning the businesses. >> this morning an assistant chief with the highway patrol helped his son skip town to escape a rape charge. the investigators say the 20-year-old fled the united states in december three days before a jury in fresno found him guilty in a july 2011 assault. the police captured him in mexico. his father is accused of misleading investigators with a bogus missing person's report. investigators say he planted b
is asking permission to build a new office next to the current headquarters and face book is asking the city permission to remove 175 trees. in return facebook will pay menlo park $4.5 million for affordable housing on top of the property taxes facebook pays. >> now, to hollywood, and the academy awards. celebrities hit the red carpet for the biggest night and as always, there were surprises and interesting moments. >> good morning, kristen. we are in front of the theater on hollywood boulevard where they are busy cleaning up, stripping away all the red carpet. thought one movie cleaned up but "argo" won best picture. >> there was little surprise that it took the top prize. the film's director humbled. >> never thought i would be back here. and i am because of so many of you who are here tonight. >> hosted by seth mcfarlane it was pat satire, silly, and song and dance. ♪ just way you look tonight >> daniel day-lewis portrayal of abraham lincoln earned his third best. >> three years ago before we decided to do a straight swap, i actually had been committed to play margaret thatcher. >> best
. >> the chancellor at san francisco city college is meeting in response to a protest over the we budget crisis. student protesters got the meeting they wanted after a demonstration and campus rally demanding the board of trustees reverse cuts to classes and teachers and get a loan to avoid more cuts. city college is rushing to meet a march 15 deadline to keep accreditation but it must show they can take control of the budget to avoid being shut down. >> clean up is underway in hollywood after a balanced night at oscars, no major sweeps by any particular movie. and "argo" took best film and "life of pie" took four, and best actress to jennifer lawrence for silver linings playbook and best supporting actor for "jango" and anne hathaway won for les miserables. >> and affleck beat out spielberg? >> he was justifiably excite. >> he was excited. >> is there excite in in the weather? >> there is going to be something out there to get excited about. we are in a quiet pattern as we have for the year. now, outside, you can see visibility this morning is pretty quiet. we have four miles at half moon bay
, and the parade is in full swing, and i'll have full details on all the cities -- festivities right after the break. >> dozen of people injured in a frightening crash at a nascar race and the possible effect on tomorrow's daytona 500. >> hi there, i'm leigh glaser. we had cool temperatures today. tomorrow we'll start to warm up a >> ama: happening now. the san francisco chinese new year parade is underway ask the streets are packed. sergio quintana is live. reporter: the parade is in full swing. you can see right there this is the line of people along market street, watching the parade just beyond. that line of people right there is five people deep. there are even some people on their toes trying to get a look. no traditional chinese dragon was among the first to take to the streets at the head of the parade. we just wrapped up the year of the tagon, this parade celebrates the kickoff of the year of the snake. dance troops, marching bands and floats, among the 100 different participants, making it one of the biggest of its kind. people come from around the world to watch the event. i tal
will be a slam-dunk. >> katie: san jose will vote on tuesday whether to be the largest city in the country to ban styrofoam. they are encouraging a switch to alternative packaging but the california restaurant association a ban would harm small businesses in the city. it says food packaging accounts for 1% of waste in landfill. >> oakland, city officials celebrated the opening of a channel that has been closed off for 140 years. it's part of project that will allow boaters in the oldest wildlife preservation to pad toll san francisco bay. 750 foot section of the channel was open yesterday for the first time since the 18 60s. city will hold a public celebration for this and other lake merritt improvements later this summer. that looks beautiful being out on the lake, something to do today? >> you and i noticed the rain on the pavement earlier this morning. for those just waking up, we had a weak system that brought a couple hundredths of rain around the bay area. it was raining for a time in san jose and also along the central coast. right now, nothing to show you. live doppler 7-hd with a sweep a
to their city today. baltimore honoring the tweem a parade in the morning. this is marking the second time they won the super bowl also they won in 2000 and ravens never won super bowl when known as cleveland browns. john harbaugh is feeling his brother's pain. today, elder harbaugh spoke about how difficult the end of the game handshake was for him. >> toughest moment was walking across the field. and if you can imagine, you feel he'llation and devastation. and i'm still feeling it. >> he calls him the best coach in the league. >> 49ers loss may have had a lot to do with the calmness that prevailed but big police presence may have had a lot to do with it. abc 7 news joins us live with the reaction that is positive. some drivers whose cars were towed. >> you're right. they were angry and surprised and i'll get to that soon. but first, police say they were absolutely prepared for the worst and officers were on the streets, even before this game ended. i guess we'll never know what would have happened i was a peaceful evening. last night, it was nothing like this in the mission district. not
hub far from silicon valley. >> we talk about being founded by founders, and every city in mrs. has a core strength of having been built largely by entrepreneurs. >> the goal, bringing young companies together on a campus of sorts, creating a community among them and helping them find ways to maximize the city around them, rather than leave home base. >> silicon valley has awesome assets unique too that ecosystem. we -- it's all about how to build a community that derives from the assets. >> a concept budding entrepreneurs can apply in the city. >> ama: let's get to leigh glaser for a check on the weather and how soon it will be changing. >> leigh: at it going to be changing in the next 24 hours as colder air will start to move in and, yes, the rain returns this upcoming work week. here's a look at live doppler 7 hd. no returns so all is clear. beautiful shots from the high definition mt. tamalpais camera. you may have noised today we were -- noticed we were done as much as six degrees, santa rose sacks yesterday 70s, today, the pie 55. concord, flipped to 66 degrees. san jose, 63.
the site is a good thing for stit. >> the city is looking for a way to sell stadium seats to fans. the 49ers will start playing at their new stadium by the 2014 season. >> no charges for giants loser sergio romo, the district attorney confirmed will.dg not prosecute romo for an incident in las vegas international airport. police removed him after a dispute on new year's day. the tsa and las vegas police say he lacked proper identification to clear security check point. >> facebook's new app could prove controversial. we're learning about google's new glasses. >> good afternoon. sources tell bloomberg face book is working on an app meant to help people find friends nearby and could be available by the middle of the month. the app may help the company in the quest to generate profit it's likely to fuel the /7ák advocates forw#'1÷ not doig enough to keep user data confidential. fox con is encouraging employees to vote in independent nunin elections after apple joined the fair labor association.szc an audit identified 50 violations in factories. ora cell making another acquisition but the
leave this city without permission. his coach said we won't see pistorius competing anytime soon. but he does hope to meet with him as early as monday, to at least start talking about getting him back into training, as a way to clear his head during the difficult months ahead. after four days of riveting testimony, oscar pistorius' family cried for joy, relieved this morning, that he is no longer in jail, after the magistrate's two-hour ruling. >> i've come to the conclusion that the accused has made a case to be released on bail. >> reporter: defense attorneys for the 26-year-old olympian convinced the court that the double-amputee track star is not a flight risk. in part, because his legs require frequent medical attention. pistorius faces charges of premeditated murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp. he said it was an accident, that he mistook her for an intruder. >> we know oscar's version that is the truth. and that will prevail in the coming court cases. >> reporter: during closing arguments, prosecutors said, pistorius' explanation of why and how h
them, they are big with thieves, time that's why the new york police -- the new york city police department is creating a special unit just to track down stolen apple products. city officials say nearly 4,000 more iphones and ipads were stolen in twelve than the year before. the cop will work to return twices and return them to their owners. >>> in of the best wine it's made in the napa valley. some places it's catching more than $700 a bottle. vic lee as more on the names behind the labels and why most local wine lovessers won't get a chance to buy them. >> what does this retired nba star from china have in common with one of the biggest video game makers? answer? they both started their own wineries in napa. yao ming was introduced to red wines at the steakhouses he frequented while playing for the houston rockets. >> we do have a lot of beef over there. and obviously a steak and red wine is very good combo. it's very good for peoples enjoying, enjoy the life with those two. >> kenzo tsujimuto is the head of video game company capcom. he's a long time wine lover and he's been t
york city police department is creating a special unit just to track down stolen apple products. city officials say nearly 4,000 more iphones and ipads were stolen in twelve than the year before. the cop will work to return twices and return them to their owners. >>> some of the best wine in the world is made in the napa valley. some places it's catching more than $700 a bottle. vic lee as more on the names behind the labels and why most local wine lovers won't get a chance to buy them. >> what does this retired nba star from china have in common with one of the biggest video game makers? answer? they both started their own wineries in napa. yao ming was introduced to red wines at the steakhouses he frequented while playing for the houston rockets. >> we do have a lot of beef over there. and obviously a steak and red wine is very good combo. it's very good for peoples enjoying, enjoy the life with those two. >> kenzo tsujimuto is the head of video game company capcom. he's a long-time wine lover and he's been to california on business for some 30 years. >> napa wine, i came to realize
the couple. a $3,000 reward has been off erred. >> a tri-city gun buyback was so popular many people were left hanging on to guns they no longer wanted. the event involved palo alto, east palo alto, and menlo park. police paid hundred for hand guns and 300 for assault weapons. one man collected $1,400. >> a duck hunter, and i've been hunting since i was ten years old. a lot of these rifles and shotguns, we department use -- you don't use rifles for duck hunts but i also deer hunt. i just decided don't want to collect guns anymore. >> in palo alto, the group, protect the children, which raised the money for the buyback, held an antigun rally. the pa $2,000 collected was gone in two and a half hours, leaving many people in line what wanted to sell their guns. >> san francisco fire crews are credited with stopping a house fire that raced through this house. one person was rescued from the second level of the home and was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >>> let's head right to meteorologist leigh glaser for the check on weather
and is working with the local authorities to find the couple. a $3,000 reward has been off erred. >> a tri-city gun buyback was so popular many people were left hanging on to guns they no longer wanted. the event involved palo alto, east palo alto, and menlo park. police paid hundred for hand guns and 300 for assault weapons. one man collected $1,400. >> a duck hunter, and i've been hunting since i was ten years old. a lot of these and shotguns, we department use -- you don't use rifles for duck hunts but i also deer hunt. i just decided don't want to collect guns anymore. >> in palo alto, the group, protect the children, which raised the money for the buyback, held an antigun rally. the pa $2,000 collected was gong many people in line what wanted to sell their guns. >> san francisco fire crews are credited with stopping a house fire that raced through this house. one person was rescued from the second level of the home and was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >>> let's head right to meteorologist leigh glaser for the check on wea
on the scene in that small russian city that was hit by a real meteorite. that report coming up. >> over 1,000 people injured there. they thought a plane had crashed. so many people nervous there. >>> also, from shooting stars to hollywood stars. tom cruise is back in the headlines this morning. you'll recall that the actor sued a tabloid magazine over reports that he abandoned his daughter, suri, following his split from katie holmes. and it turns out, the tabloid isn't going down without a fight. now, a publisher is threatening to play hard ball by demanding very personal details from the hollywood megastar. >> the question is, will he cave? >>> also this morning, a medical miracle straight out of science fiction. restoring a woman's sight using a bionic eye. it's an extraordinary story. that's coming up a little later in the broadcast. >>> we're going to start with a little insult to injury in the weather department. one week after that paralyzing snowstorm in the northeast, more on the way. and abc news meteorologist, ginger zee, who also tracks john schriffen for us, is on the case th
the giant myth. signs on mission between 15th 15th and 24th were only put up less than 24 hours ago and city will you requires at least 24 hours notice. so a handful of cars were towed when they shouldn't have been. >> i'm a little frustrated by the city. that is very frustrating not to follow the proper protocol and clearly we ran into a lot of people in the same exact boat. so it wasn't just us. >> i will definitely review with beth public works and the police officers to make sure they had the signage up and make sure they're doing it right. i think we're wanting to make sure everybody is safe. >> fortunately san francisco police say those people who are wrongfully towed will be reimbursed. good news for those people. their tow cost $450. live in san francisco, abc7 abc7 news. >> dan: the super bowl brought out the good and bad in san francisco. on king street, 700 people were in line to get to pete's tavern. they got there hours before the opening. the bad was on 16th street where the dear mom bar, which caters to ravens fans, was forced to close after receiving threats of shooting. >> a
, as authorities in four states search for the driver of that range rover, police here in sin city are trying to calm nerves. thursday's shooting marks the fifth violent incident on the popular vegas strip since december. >> this is something you never really, really ever want to explain as a parent, to lose a child -- >> reporter: and police are continue to look surveillance video this morning, trying to look for clues that will lead them to the shooter. amy? >> all right. >>> sam is tracking the latest weather. >>> good morning, everyone. not just that snow, ice and cold that you're talking about. more than 1100 miles worth of storm from the great lakes all of the way to the gulf coast. we'll start with one of the tornadoes in mississippi. you can see it in the light area. the twitter pictures. the idea four tornadoes possibly in that zone, three have been reported. we're looking at storm damage that's eeril similar to tornado damage. strong, gusty winds. in one part of texas, a woman, a 74-year-old woman was killed when a tree limb from that storm came down on her home. on to the north, yo
and plummeted to the ground in the city of luxor. people tried to jump for their lives. egyptian officials said at least 20 tourists were flying over luxor, when the balloon caught fire and plunged to the ground. christopher michelle is an american photographer. he was in another hot air balloon, close to the one that crashed. >> this is a popular tourist thing to do in luxor, which is to float over the ancient temples. there are eight or nine balloons. they do it almost every day. it's a fairly common activity. as we were coming in to land, i heard a loud explosion. saw smoke. i didn't realize it was another balloon. we were close to the ground. as you probably know, in the luxor, they burn the sugar cane. i assumed it was coming from the ground, not obviously one of the balloons. >> reporter: michelle said he couldn't see the other balloon until after his had landed safely. >> emergency vehicles started to arrive. over in next hour or two, we started to understand the extent of the tragedy. >> reporter: another woman described the scene to the bbc. >> it exploded in the air. and people were j
is okay. checking on crowd size. >> city crews had cleared street debris and bins were hidden to prevent rowdies from setting them on fire like after the world series. signs were poftd on streets but there was a costly faus pauz. city law requires signs be posted 24 hours before cars were towed. signs were posted too late on a stretch of 24th street and three blocks of mission street but towed and brought here to the lot. these vacationers are among those who have to pay to get their car back. >> it's $500 for a car. we have two cars so it's one thousand. >> the city says it will reimburse those towed illegally. >> i don't know. good luck trying to get that from them. >> mta is setting up proceed yours to reimburse the drivers including one that you just heard. >> thank you very much. people of baltimore got a little bit rowdy after the game last night. there was in real vandalism but this crowd of revelers left dumpsters overflowing with trash. streets littered with purple confetti and streamers. the official parade is being planned for tomorrow morning. now, ravens have arrived home fr
. his picture on the front of news week and milk cartons.nn0 volunteers scoured the city two. witnesses told police they saw kevin talking to a man with a dog, the first man said kevin was at the bus stop. the second witness said the boy was in front of the home. ferian was questioned and his flat searched a week after the disappearance but police did not look in the backyard or the basement. dogs discover md sm bones in the basement floor of the house. they were sent to the lab for analysis. investigators from the medical skmer office said they were probably from an animal. well, we're told today at the briefing that police did know about the fisherman's wharf arrest at the time of the disappears yens. that is why they'd interviewed and searched his hem on messo nismt c avenue. the search produced nudging and a photo spread produced no matches from witnesses. they told us that they didn't know about the canadian section kex and arrest until recently when the cold case unit began looking at this case. >> new at 6:00 kevin collins aunt and uncle say they were hoping for more today. they
anthony is live in union city with new details. laura? >> reporter: this happened in the parking lot and a chain reaction collision this afternoon and six cars in all were damaged. police were saying a juvenile was driving a stolen car that started this whole thing. she and an 18-year-old companion are in jail. >> we were told that the vehicle, the benz was stolen. >> reporter: they came out of the movie theater to find the green honda and five other cars seriously damaged in the parking lot of the union landing shopping mall. >> we are just waiting for the tow trucks to separate the car so we could leave, but because it is a crime scene they are taking their time. >> reporter: what they missed while in the theater was the frightening and demanding ending to a chase they say began with a carjacking in fremont. >> once the carjacking took place we had a description of the victim's vehicle and one of our officers did pick up the victim vehicle that was driven by the suspect which lead to this shopping center. >> reporter: when the chase reached the union landing parking lot, the stolen
york city, all the way through hartford in connecticut, to boston, massachusetts, up to portland, maine. this entire area is going to get the driving, blinding snow, the kind of snow that shuts down cities. this is kind of a big hit for this area. it really comes together with two storms. one storm that's already delivered a hit of snow. north of the chicagoland area, about ten inches of snow. you didn't have to get too far to get that snow there. and in central detroit. not detroit, but central michigan. they picked up about ten inches of snow. that's got the cold air. as that system drives up to the north, they really do get together and phase right about 2:00, 3:00 in the morning, that system will pull itself together to become one, big snowmaker off the coast of new york and connecticut and massachusetts and boston, to make that big, big storm happen. who gets what? if you're south of the center of this storm you get rain. that's the d.c. area. right along the coastal areas, where you see this flashing red, we have a hurricane-force wind warning out there. the coastal flooding in ar
? >> we're going to start with pictures of oklahoma city. that big western snowfall coming in overnight. all your twitter pictures from yesterday, showing a lot of slowdown everywhere. 2.3, 2.5 inches in okc proper. but just west of the city, about five inches of snow. that was a big deal. today, 53 degrees. we're going to get rid of it in oklahoma city. dallas, 58 degrees. look at how warm it is. pick your spot on the west coast. if it was almost 70 in l.a., where would you hang out? i don't know, i would be at manhattan beach. just a quick, little -- >> el torasco. number 7. >> and the low, moving into the northwest. we have a good hit of snow coming tonight. and it is drive time home, folks. just listen to me here. drive time home, from philadelphia to new york city, that snow and ice, by 5:00, goes all the way until about 2:00 in the morning with whatever mix there is. and then, that low pulls out of here. so, do be careful on your what? your drive time home. >> stormy, stormy, south gea, >> stormy, stormy, south georgia, north florida. all that weather was brought to you by party c
extra. >>> from new york city, this is "nightline" with terry moran. >> glad you're with us tonight. tonight, police and fbi teams work to rescue that 5-year-old boy who's being held captive in an underground bunker in rural alabama. a tense hostage crisis that is now entering its fourth night. the boy was kidnapped by a gunman during a deadly school bus attack, and tonight he remains trapped as a massive rescue effort continues on. and a small alabama town praised for his safe return. here's abc's juju chang. >> reporter: as this tense hostage drama enters its fourth night, concern is growing for the 5-year-old named ethan trapped in an underground bunker with this man, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. >> it's an innocent kid, he's crying for his parent and grandparents and he does not know what's going on. let this kid go. >> reporter: today the bright yellow bus turned crime scene was towed away. >> the child is on the line with us and advising that the bus driver has been shot. >> reporter: the crisis began when dykes boarded the bus full of kids on tuesday. brother and sister who w
and the city councils and police departments joined in to south our efforts. >> one of five people, including children, who was shot and wounded by a man with an assault weapon at the valley jewish community center in los angeles 13 years ago. she says she had to be here. >> i believe that i lived that day and survived that day to speak out on behalf of those who can't speak for themselves. reporter: congresswoman jacky steel promised help is on the way. >> i'm opt mystic we'll have a vote on the gun issue. >> the buyback program ran out of money after two and a half hours. disappoint something gun -- disappointing some gun owners. >> are you serious? >> one man was paid $1,700 for the guns he turned in organizers say that's why they ran out of money so quickly and next time they will put a ceiling on how much they will pay each resident. the next guybacks is on march 2nd the santa clara county fairgroundses. am frightening moments for passengers on a transit bus this morning. someone shot at the bus and shattered a window, just after midnight. none of the nine passengers were struck by the g
are available through city box office for $30 for nonmembers. his speech begins at 12:30 this afternoon in the war memorial building on vanice avenue. >> 6:17 on this oscars sunday. lisa argen keeping an eye on the weather. >> it's really, really pleasant out there downtown but if you are in the north and east bay valleys you are like what am i talking about because temperatures are cooler there with a windchill factors. a lot of elements go into play today. we are looking at live doppler hd right now. yesterday it was pretty active in the south bay. sun sets at 5:59. we are going to see not only more sun, but a warmer afternoon today. so if you like that, then you will like today. in fact, look at this, the wind out there from our roof camera. and this is really aiding in our mild conditions here. how about 52 degrees in san francisco? but in san jose it dropped another degree of 3939. petaluma 39 and mid-4s with less cloud cover this morning. santa cruz and livermore still nice and mild at 47. the day bridge this morning looking beautiful with temperatures in parts of our north bay dr
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on february 28th, at exactly 8:00 p.m. this is a former monastery inside vatican city. for months, construction crews have been rehabbing this building. during that entire time, only a few top vatican officials actually knew this would ultimately become the pope's retirement home. george, back to you. >> almost everyone in the dark. >>> okay, let's get more on this now from vatican media adviser greg burke, who is in rome this morning. thanks for joining us, greg. let's begin with more on the pope's health. we learned about the operation on his pacemaker a few months back. the resignation has been in the works for some time. what else can you tell us about the pope's health right now? >> the pope's health right now is what you see. and we'll see him again tomorrow. an 85-year-old who is almost 86, who is starting to slow. essentially, he does have that heart condition. and that wasn't the reason, obviously, for the resignation, however. people have pacemaker batteries replaced all the time. that does happen. but essentially, it's of age. his mind is obviously clear. we saw him tal
on the board. and it looks like an italian villa city. >> it sure does. >> it's just gorgeous. we salute you, capitola, california, and the rest of the great state. great stuff going on. 61 in san francisco. 67 at sacramento. even palm springs at 75. phoenix, you're a couple degrees above normal at 68 degrees. into the northeast, we're actually getting a little bit better. there was a light dusting of snow away from the coastline. big cities didn't get it. we're getting drier air. 46 in philadelphia. we'll say 42 in boston. >> little cold front drops into florida. but it's beautiful skies across the gulf coast today. we'll have more weather when we come back in a minute. >> thank you, sam. >>> and coming up on "gma," the high school sweetheart murder trial. a star football player accused of slashing his girlfriend to death. his defense is insanity. >>> and one cousin defending another. jenny mccarthy lashing out at the film critic who savaged melissa mccarthy in his review of "identity thief." now, the critic reveals why he stands by his review. >>> and it's our biggest valentine's day event
in the classroom with his pilot program called science genius. now launching in ten high schools in new york city. the goal of the experiment, improving student's science grades. >> the idea here is to take what they're looking for already, combine that with their culture, and introduce them to science, which is something that they're inherently good at and open up with possibilities. >> reporter: those possibilities expanding with the help of a celebrity partner. both were met with some skepticism and uncertainty from students. >> it clicked to me. because science and hip-hop combined, how does that work? >> reporter: well, it works with a regular lesson plan followed by a challenge like this. >> one bar based on one science topic. >> reporter: once a week. getting their first assignment, the students here at urban assembly class were on it. ♪ >> reporter: two unlikely elements fusing to create a new formula for success. >> i think it will inspire them to -- to focus on the details. >> it's going to be definitely easier for me to stay on top of my class. >> reporter: they hope to expand this p
different countries and cities around the world. all you have to do is go up to the atm and there's a simple message on the screen. it says get 100 euros or the equivalent of $130 without a card. it says you can get $131 but there's a catch, you have to share it. so it will respond. if you say do you want the money, you say yes, but only if you agree to share it. it says do you need any suggestions where you want to give your money to? you can hire a store retailer for the kids in your neighborhood, buy diapers for a pregnant woman. then the atm gives you the cash, free money. no obligation to actually do what you just agreed to do. but the good news is that there are people who actually went out and did it. the majority of the people who grabbed the money from the atm shared it with their fellow man. so there are good people in the world. >> this is in america or overseas? >> it's overseas. it hasn't happened in america yet. let's see if americans are as kind. free money goes right into the pocket. >> there are angels everywhere. this is a cool story, too. there's this guy, a dutch entrepre
. above ground, a bustling city of 12 million. [ horn honking ] below ground, we discover a gleaming subway system, far quieter and cleaner than the subways of new york city. and there was something else very different. this says women only here. the back of the train reserved for women. beyond the trains, the traffic, everywhere you look there's something else on the move, the prices. skyrocketing inflation. their currency losing 80% of its value in just the last year. u.s.-led sanctions tying an economic noose around iran. >> i think it hurts the people. >> reporter: the iranian people. >> plus, i think, the normal people. >> reporter: the relationship between the u.s. and iran never recovered after those 444 days. americans held hostage as the world watched. right here in the heart of downtown tehran, what used to be the u.s. embassy of course, the infamous backdrop to the hostage crisis that began unfolding in '79, you can see the gates are still here, still closed decades later. and behind us here what used to be the seal. you can still faintly make out "united states of america
club this afternoon on the challenges of a superpower. tickets are available through city box office for $30 for nonmembers. his speech begins at is it -- at 12:30 this afternoon in the war memorial building on vanice avenue. lisa argen is joining us now with a look at the forecast. >> yes. we will warm up today. if you like it warmer, it will be a nice afternoon. if you head outside now the live doppler hd picked up a few areas of moisture yesterday. this morning we are nice and dry. looks like the last week of february will be lonely. a live look outside the roof camera. temperatures in some of of the locations are dropping but elsewhere we have more 50s around. 52 downtown. san jose at 40 and petaluma upper 40s. this is vollmer peak and a little bit of wind. i don't know if you can see that camera shaking. that's allowing for the warmer air to keep some of our protected valleys a little bit warmer. up in napa 46, but down the road in santa rosa, 4. 47 in fairfield with a pretty gusty wind there. concord 39. gilroy and los gatos in the low to mid-40s. this is the reason some of you
-old was in imminent danger. abc's gio benitez has the latest from midland city, alabama. gio, good morning. >> reporter: amy, good morning. so often, we're telling stories with truly tragic endings. but this day is different. this story is about a little boy's rescue. overnight, 5-year-old ethan, seen here in a photo obtained exclusively by abc news, was evaluated at a nearby hospital. he arrived sitting up on a stretcher. and this morning, his family tells abc news, he is in good spirits and appears unharmed. even playing with his toy dinosaur. >> ethan, he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. >> reporter: the fbi says, after a week-long standoff, it finally made the call monday to raid the homemade, underground bunker, where 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes was holding the child hostage. sources tell abc news, the decision came after agents managed to insert a small, high-tech camera into the bunker to monitor dykes' movements. >> mr. dykes was holding a gun. fbi agents, fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: in a mat
, the biggest of the winter, on track for the northeast. could it be a lot of snow headed for some major cities? guess who we're going to ask. sam. he's been watching it all right now. >> models started to show this last night. everybody was, like, wow. and then, a couple of models started to agree. so, we'll show you what's going on with this. we've had a split flow in the jet stream. we've had a northern jet and a southern jet. this has been small nuisancemakers and storms, running through the country, as long as this continues to happen. but what begins to happen is those two positions start to phase together. let me get back to the graphic. i want to show you -- max, will you run that through? to the eastern side. here's what happens. these two lows that are right now, really far apart, get really close in sync and phase off the eastern seaboard. where this happens depends who gets snow and who gets rain. but no matter where it happens, it's going to happen from the carolinas towards probably boston. wherever this happens, there's a lot of snow with this storm and southern rain. there will
denver to kansas city today. i was a little bit delayed. it was a long ski. >> we'll go -- you go. >> that bond theme from last night. >> you know who wants to keep the bond thing going on. yeah, okay, you're bond. >> i'm bond, hi. >> no, it was -- it was great fun. thank you for that. we love you and the "gma" players. the tribute was great. we're going to have much more on the bond tribute last night. plus, an interview that we cannot wait to bring you with adele and all of the sizzling looks that we saw firsthand on the red carpet. too many to talk about right now. it was a lot of eye candy. just really fun to be out there. >> it was. >> we also have a lot of other news to get to. including the blizzard. >>> but we want to start out with the best from the oscars last night and josh. >> what a night to remember. an evening of triumphs, tears, and special returns. and an endearing tumble by best actress winner jennifer lawrence. george spoke to her and anne hathaway backstage. but first, the highlights of hollywood's biggest night. >> "argo." >> reporter: and moments later, its s
. "nightline" is back in just 60 seconds. , amer >>> from new york city, this is "nightline" with cynthia mcfadden. >> good evening, and thank you for joining us. we begin with break news from alabama. it's a scene of joy and relief tonight, as the carnival cruise ship that lost power five days ago has finally reached port in mobile, alabama with 4,200 people aboard. over the past few days, many passengers have sent messages describing nightmarish conditions. food shortages, lack of running water and sewage problems. tonight, frustrated passengers said the experience has been highly stressful, though many praise the boat's staff for doing their best under difficult circumstances. stay with abc news for all the latest. >>> but for now, we turn halfway around the world to the shock waves being sent by the arrest of famed olympian charged with murdering his glamorous model girlfriend in the wee hours of this valentine's day morning. here's abc's bazi kanaany. >> reporter: oscar pistorius and reeva steenkamp were one of the world's hot couples. think david and victoria, or brad and angelina. but
heard other explosions. this is a city where the war is closing in. in some ways, damascus is becoming more like baghdad. we hear from the residents, the point of this is to terrorize them, to get them to come to their knees. but the spirit in the face of something like this is defiance. another day of death in damascus. josh? >> terry, thank you. and please, be safe. terry will be bringing us reports throughout the morning as developments warrant. he'll also have reports on tonight's "world news" and later on "nightline." >>> breaking news from the heart of the las vegas strip. at least three people have been killed there after what's being called a rolling shootout between people in two cars. not far away from bellagio hotel and casino. >>> and newly-released video shows the moment that gas explosion tore through a kansas city restaurant and shopping complex on tuesday. one body has been found. but there are fears that at least one more victim remains buried in the rubble. a construction crew apparently struck a gas line, setting off the blast. >>> and lance armstrong, now, backing o
anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. >>> from new york city, this is "nightline." with cynthia mcfadden. >> good evening and thanks for joining us. well, move aside nancy drew, these days the hottest new trend in young adult fiction is decidedly adult. racy reads with sexual themes finding a passional ate fan base in young girls all across the country but is extending the white-hot success of "50 shades of gray" to a younger audience a good idea? ju you why chang brings us a look between the lines. >> reporter: if you could put lust in a bottle. >> it's like a drug to me. >> reporter: it might look something like this, the nectar forbidden love. before "twilight" was a blockbuster movie it was a publishing gold mine, selling $250 million copies. and "twilight" inspired e.l. james to write "fifthty shades of grey" a kinky juggernaut, leading to bondage classes and single-handedly boosting publishing. at one.the trilogy took the top three slots of the "the new york times" best sellers list. now a new genre mixing erotic fiction with the young ad
through city box office for $30 for nonmembers. the speech begins at 12:30 in the war memorial building on vanase avenue. it is 9:15. lisa argen is checking the forecast. what is going on out there? >> really dry out there due to the northerly winds. sunny. from the roof camera we are already at 52 degrees. still a little chilly north and east, but everyone warms up today. in fact we around going to stop there. the week ahead, wait until you see the seven-day. that's next. >> thank you, lisa. also next a horrific wreck at daytona injured morning two dozen fans. how officials are easings concerns of those sitting [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents are awesome. but when i cook up some beef, ketchup, relish and cheese, cover it with crescent dough and pow! cheeseburger crescent casserole. double awesome. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. [ malcrrkkhshziiiizzlllee. to this symphony of flavor: beautiful. shhhhshshshshhshshhhhhsshhhshs. gorgeous! here comes the crescendo. kkerrrrbbuuuuuucraaackkk. just...incredible. pillsbury toaster strudel. if beethoven made breakfast. >> new
spears is set to perform her own show in vegas. >> sin city. >> this is going to be huge. "extra" is reporting she's set to headline a new show in vegas. it's between two casinos. they haven't decided which one yet. ceasar's is kind of on the ballot. formal announcement within the next couple of weeks according to her manager. so this is definitely happening. just some background information on this woman who has had quite the comeback. she looks so incredibly hot these days. she's the top earning female artist in 2012. she ranked as the highest paid performer in 2012. she earned $58 million in 2011, $64 million in 2010. so in your face, critics. >> she is bankable. i'm sure it's a big contract. britney in fighting shape is a force to be reckoned with. don't let the crazy bald-headed thing fool you. britney is hot stuff. but they don't give those contracts to just anybody. they count on big stars packing that house day after day. >> and she will. >> she will, making big money. >> it's a nice place to land. >> not bad for a little girl from louisiana. keep doing your thing, britne
of snow, hail and intense wind gusts. this storm has already dumped from feet of snow from kansas city to denver and it's picking up steam. ginger zee has the latest on what you need to know. >> tornadoes on the front end as well. >>> later in the broadcast, i love this picture. this is a dog on a treadmill, what is going on here. that looks like an underwater treadmill. this is a canine fat camp. we'll take you inside this operation where one dog lost 25 pounds in just three weeks. >> wow, that is very impressive. >>> we're going to begin this morning with the that terrifying crash at daytona international speedway. abc's matt gutman joins us now from the scene. good morning to you, matt. >> reporter: good morning, bianna, nearly 200,000 people were on hand to watch that near-physics-defieing crash. launch into air. disintegrated as it hit that fence. 28 people hurt, including a child. all of them this morning are in stable condition. this morning, fans and drivers, alike, recovering from near-death at nascar. >> stuff was flying everywhere, like you were in a war zone. >> reporter: t
to get snow again. from wichita, to kansas city, monday night into tuesday, it looks like your timing. on the front end, severe storms. again, later sunday to monday. we'll talk more about that in a moment. a foot or more of snow, the dark areas, showing you who can get the most. isolated tornadoes through that midweek along the warm front. we will talk about rain in places that already had a lot of. alabama, you will have more here. much more coming up. >> thank you, ginger, i so rarely get the forecast right. appreciate that from you. more coming up. >>> now to the vatican, where moments ago, pope benedict made history, delivering his weekly sunday prayers from the balcony for the last time before he retires this thursday. all this, as the vatican is fighting back against the swirl of scandal with the pope's spokesman making extraordinary accusations against the media. abc's david wright is in rome. >> reporter: this was the last time we will see him in the window for the pope's weekly appointment with the faithful. this time, next week, the papal apartment will be sealed for his su
. so they'll never be able to take away from the city of san francisco what way achieved here. two out of three. we want to make it three out of four. >> i think it's exciting to have a chance to play with the same group of guys we felt we had such a good chemistry, and everybody is going to continue to work hard and get better. >> it's good to have continuity. they know me. i know them. they know each other. and part of having a good club is playing well together, and these guys have done that and have a history of it. so bring them back. and makes it a lot easier. >> here we go again. let's head down the monterey peninsula, third round of the at&t national pro-am. last call for amateurs to make the cut. phil mickelson looking for his ball on 18, falls on his rear en. bill murray, his usual antics. and for the second straight year, murray will not play on sunday but goes down fighting after the long birdie on 10. and like all actors, ready for his closeup. that's a little too close. last year's fedex champ, brandt snedeker, finished second in the last two events, trying to break throu
be able to take away from the city of san francisco what way achieved here. two out of three. we want to make it three out of four. >> i think it's exciting to have a chance to play with the same group of guys we felt we had such a good chemistry, and everybody is going to continue to work hard and get better. >> it's good to have continuity. they know me. i know them. they know each other. and part of having a good club is playing well together, and these guys have done that and have a history of it. so bring them back. and makes it a lot easier. >> here we go again. let's head down the monterey peninsula, third round of the at&t national pro-am. last call for amateurs to make the cut. phil mickelson looking for his ball on 18, falls on his rear en. bill murray, his usual antics. and for the second straight year, murray will not play on sunday but goes down fighting after the long birdie on 10. and like all actors, ready for his closeup. that's a little too close. last year's fedex champ, brandt snedeker, finished second in the last two events, trying to break through at pebble. loom
. tonight highway 38 from big bear city to red lands is open only for those with identification. route 18 and other main roads in that area have reopened. >>> a memorial is set for tomorrow for the riverside police officer christopher dorner is accused of killing last week. governor brown will attend the service for michael crane. police say hoe was gunned down in an ambush last thursday. crane leaves behind a wife and two young children. he was 34 years old. we want to retrace this week long manhunt. it started on february 3rd when the daughter of the former lapd captain and her fiancee were shot to death in a parking garage in irvine. and then on wednesday a man matching dorner's description tried to steal a boat from a san diego marina. an 80-year-old man was tied up, but not injured. and then early in the morning in corona they chased a vehicle they believe to be dorner. a few minutes later a gunman believed to be dorner ambushed two riverside police officers and killing one officer and then critically injuring the other. later the same day, authorities found dorner's burned out pick
house outside carson city. for the past two months he took his rv to his parents' home in southern california, across to the atlanta area and then back. i caught up to him in his parents' neighborhood. >> i don't have a navy seal background. >> you told a lot of people that. >> no, i i did not. >> he gave a few blanket denials. the most pressing question is possession of guns on the promotional videos. he is a felon. records from riverside county show burglary, receiving stolen property and child concealing. the sheriff's office confirms they along with the fbi and the atf want to question him. the saga of aj dicken, phony navy seal resonates for those in the military. >> it is wrong. people put their lives on the line every day. when somebody fakes that, it is upsetting to anybody who has ever served. >> doctors are trying to move forward. they have a meeting set for next month to introduce their new security chief to the wsa. when dicken took off they found a treasure troeve of these including a navy seal team id and all of those awards. the silver star, the purple heart and the
mcmillen was running for office in clarksdale. a city known for its blues music. detectives have someone in custody but no charges have been filed. police have been looking for mcmillen since tuesday. that's when someone crashed his car and he was nowhere to be found. >>> the judge in the bp trial heard from former chief executive tony hayward, the man at the helm of the company during that oil spill in 2010. hayward, who famously said "i would like my life back" during the very height of the disaster was not present in that courtroom. instead, prosecutors played part of his deposition video. talking about the role of leaders being important to shaping the culture of a company. >>> with that, we take a look at weather on this thursday. several places get light snow today. but nothing like the blizzard earlier this week. showers meanwhile in florida. drying out elsewhere in the southeast. and of course, no shocker here, another beautiful, sunny day in honolulu. >> it's 81 degrees there. 69 in phoenix. you want to enjoy that. 50s for most of the east coast. not bad. 30s for the gre
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